Inchcape exits Ford franchise

The dealerships will trade under the “think Ford” brand name and are located in Farnborough, Guildford, Wokingham and Bracknell. Five years ago Inchcape announced it was looking to reduce the amount of volume brands it represents to focus on premium, but until now it had retained the Ford franchise. US-based Group 1 says the acquisition complements its existing BMW/MINI dealerships located in Farnborough and other […]

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Ford tempts crossover buyers with EcoSport

FORD dealers will soon be able to persuade crossover buyers into their showrooms with the new EcoSport SUV. The car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and go on sale by the end of the year. Versions of the EcoSport are already on sale in India and South America, but this is the first glimpse we’ve seen of a European-spec car. […]

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Smiths Motor Group takes on Hyundai

Hyundai has appointed a new dealer for Peterborough. The franchise has been awarded to Smiths Motor Group after its previous franchisee, Cooks, was acquired by Robinson Motor Company in December 2012. The Hyundai dealership will slot alongside Smiths Renault and Dacia dealership, and Vauxhall authorised repair operation.Smiths also holds the Vauxhall franchise for Ilkeston and a Nissan franchise in Peterborough. via Smiths Motor Group takes […]

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Technician required for busy Nissan Car Dealership…

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Client based in Warrington is looking for an exper…

Client based in Warrington is looking for an experienced Diagnostic Technician. For full details email mw@arc-uk.net

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A franchised Main Dealer, is seeking an experience…

A franchised Main Dealer, is seeking an experienced Sales Executive to join their existing team in Crewe Cheshire. mw@arc-uk.net

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Client based in Reading is looking for an experien…

Client based in Reading is looking for an experienced Vehicle Technician for their busy independent MOT/Service centre. mw@arc-uk.net

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Main Dealer, is looking for an experienced Car Sal…

Main Dealer, is looking for an experienced Car Sales Executive (New & Used) to join their Aldershot team. Contact mw@arc-uk.net

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A Prestige franchised Dealer is looking for a Serv…

A Prestige franchised Dealer is looking for a Service Manager to head up their Service Department in the Leicester area. email mw@arc-uk.net

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Experienced Service Team Manager required for Germ…

Experienced Service Team Manager required for German Brand Dealership in the Nottingham area. email mw@arc-uk.net

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Successful Main Dealer in Stockport, is looking fo…

Successful Main Dealer in Stockport, is looking for an experienced New & Used Car Sales Executive For Details email mw@arc-uk.net

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MOT failure rates shoot up as motorists dodge maintenance | Car Dealer Magazine

MOT failure rates have soared in the last two years, according to Halfords Autocentres. Two in five vehicles failed their MOTs at the firm’s centres from April 2011 to March 2012 –  over 100,000 more than in the same period 12 months earlier. Halfords puts this down to a lack of basic maintenance, as customers fail to even give their vehicles a quick once-over before […]

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Nissan to build a GT-R Nismo

NISSAN GT-R dealers will soon be selling a brand new version of the legendary supercar. Nissan has announced today that Nismo, its dedicated global performance road car and motorsport arm, is developing a new, higher-powered road version of the iconic Nissan GT-R. The GT-R Nismo will be the third Nismo-badged model to emerge from Nissan’s performance-orientated brand as part of a strategy to add a […]

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Car &LCV Technician sought for independent rep…

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McLaren P1 hybrid produces 903bhp – Telegraph

McLarenhas revealed details of the hybrid powertrain of its new P1 supercar, which will produce 903bhp and yet emit less than 200g/km of CO2. The P1 achieves this by combining a 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine with an electric motor, the former producing 727bhp at 7,500rpm, and the latter adding 176bhp and mounted directly on to the engine. The V8 itself is a “substantially revised” […]

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Honda appoints new UK managing director

Honda UK has appointed a new managing director following Dave Hodgetts’ promotion to become European Regional Auditor for the Japanese manufacturer. Phil Crossman (pictured), currently Honda general manager for the cars division, will take over as managing director for Honda UK on April 1. For the past two years Crossman has been responsible for Honda’s UK car sales operation. Previously, Crossman was head of dealer […]

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I’m recruiting for: Workshop Controller – Motor Tr…

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Recruiting for a Business Manager for a motor trad…

Recruiting for a Business Manager for a motor trade main dealer in Lincolnshire. Email nl@arc-uk.net #motortradejobs

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Marshall acquires Silver Street Automotive

Marshall, the acquisitive Cambridge-based group, has bought Exeter-based Silver Street Automotive for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see Marshall, rated 11 in the Motor Trader Top 200, debut with Audi while expanding its Volkswagen representation. Silver Street, rated 91 in the Motor Trader Top 200 on a turnover of £105.5m, has been loss making in its last three published accounts. The deal takes the […]

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Used car retail demand increases, says CAP

Retail demand for used cars is stronger than at any time since September last year, according to CAP. Research for CAP Black Book Live – the independent real-time guide to used car trade values – reveals a number of increasingly positive market indicators since the start of 2013. These range from the mood and buying activity at auctions to consumer retail demand on the forecourt. […]

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MCN London Motorcycle Show 2013

The MCN London Motorcycle Show takes place at London’s ExCeL arena from February 15-17, the first event in 2013 where it will be possible to see most of the years new bikes. Here are some of the most eagerly anticipated bikes, although the show also features a number of themed zones covering a wide spectrum of motorcycling. via MCN London Motorcycle Show 2013 – Telegraph.

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Nissan 370Z Nismo revealed

NISSAN has continued the expansion of its high-performance Nismo range, now launching a hot 370Z. The distinctly racy-looking 370Z Nismo arrives with an updated version of the standard car’s already powerful 3.7-litre V6, now outputting an extra few brake horsepower. Now with 339bhp and 371Nm on offer – up from 323bhp and 363Nm on the normal 370Z – the Nismo can propel its self to […]

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Toyota and Lexus sites sold in the south-west

Four Toyota sites and two Lexus dealerships in south-west England are now under new ownership. Snows Group has purchased the Japanese brand businesses in Exeter, Honiton, Plymouth and Torbay from Marsh Group, which AM understands was a Toyota sponsored retailer when it launched eight years ago. It leaves Marsh Group with one car brand, Kia, at sites in Exeter and Taunton, plus motorcycle dealerships for Triumph […]

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IT Manager for position in Iraq! Excellent tax free package arc-uk.net/vacancies/Vaca…

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Red tape cut for van sector

SMMT has announced today that it has successfully negotiated a valuable Van Enhancement Scheme that removes the requirement for UK-based van manufacturers and bodybuilders to seek Type Approval on basic vehicle modifications. Under legislation set to hit N1 category vehicles from April this year (and N2 vehicles from October 2014), any modification would have required separate Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA). The Enhancement Scheme, secured […]

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We’re looking for a Technical Trainer for an appre…

We’re looking for a Technical Trainer for an apprentice programme in Milton Keynes. Details here arc-uk.net/vacancies/Vaca… #motortradejobs

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I’m recruiting for: Service Advisor – Motor Trade…

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UK car registrations rise 11.5% in January

UK car registrations rise 11.5% in January UK new car registrations rose 11.5% to 143,643 units in January, according to figures released by the SMMT. Growth in the market was fueled by retail sales, up 15.9% for the month. January was the third month of double-digit growth and the 11th successive monthly rise. The SMMT has revised its full year forecast for 2013 and 2014 […]

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